Saturday, August 13, 2011


This has certainly been a summer to remember.  Our area has been in an extreme drought since last October, and we have been trapped under the "heat dome" all summer.  We've endured temperatures of 100 degrees or more for over 50 days, and most days, my trusty thermometer has registered 110 degrees.

As farmers, our livelihood is directly affected by the amount of rain we receive and the temperature.  Too much heat and not enough rain, and soon our ponds and pastures dry up.  So many in our area have had to sell their cattle herds because the cattle have nothing to eat or drink.  We're holding on, trying to make it until the drought is over.  But if it doesn't rain soon...and I mean SOON, we will be joining the other farmers and ranchers at the local sale barn and dispersing our herd.

Giveaways Entered:  Do you enter bloggy giveaways?  I love entering giveaways hosted by the blogs I follow.  Here are some of the giveaways I've entered this week:

She Scribes "Sugar Free Ring Pops" giveaway (ends 8-14)  Enter to win 5 bags of Sugar Free Ring Pops.  The Wonderkids would love to find these in the "candy" drawer at our house. 

Go Yay "Pami Pocket" giveaway (ends 8-17)  Do you hate to carry a purse and wish you had a bag just large enough for your cell phone and a credit card or some money?  The Pami Pocket is just what you need.

Mom and More "Connect 4 Launchers" giveaway (ends 8-17)  When the kids were young, we played Connect 4.  Now there is a new and updated version:  Connect 4 Launchers.  This game is perfect for family game night.

She Scribes "Fiber One Cereal" giveaway (ends 8-18) Enter to win a box of cereal, a pedometer and an arm band for your cell phone or iPod.  The pedometer and arm band sure would come in handy when the weather cools down and I start walking for exercise again.

She Scribes "Smuckers Uncrustables Unstopables" giveaway (ends 8-21) Enter to win a Smuckers Survival Kit consisting of a lunch bag, 5 coupons for free Uncrustables sandwiches, sandwich holders, "Fifty Plates from Fifty States" car game, Moleskin Journal, and a 2GB memory card.  Value $130.

She Scribes "Ladybug Girl" giveaway (ends 8-22) Enter to win books from the Ladybug Girl series.  These would be perfect for my granddaughter.  She's a beginning reader.

In My Opinion "Sand Gone" giveaway (ends 8-22)  Enter to win Sand Gone body powder, to remove sand from your skin when you are at the beach or lake.  My kids go to the beach each summer and the number one complaint they have is the sand sticking to their skin.  This product would solve that problem.

In My Opinion..."Carmex Prize Pack" giveaway (ends 8-25) Enter to win a prize pack from Carmex consisting of a picnic blanket and two tubes of Carmex lip balm.  I have loved Carmex for years!  It's a wonderful product.

Life is a Sandcastle "Kix Cereal" giveaway (ends 9-1) Enter to win 6 boxes of Kix cereal.  Plenty of boxes to keep and boxes to share. 

Be sure to visit these blog giveaways and enter!  Thank you to the bloggers for hosting these great giveaways!

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